How to make Google Maps better : Personalised Directions

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Undoubtedly, Google maps has been part of our daily lives. For both, the regular trips to know the best route and for the not-so-regular trips to know the route.

The problem

The whole product works on the premise that the user is engaged with the app throughout the journey, either by watching the screen or listening to directions . Recently announced AR directions (It’s awesome) is again based on the same premise.

However, this is not really required while taking the familiar routes where the needs are different from turn-by-turn directions. Sometimes, you just need to know the high-level directions and drive on your own without needing to check for directions. Sometimes, you can cover most part of the route without step-wise directions and would need the turn-wise directions only for the other part.

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How I saved on my car insurance, and you can do it too

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These tips have helped me in saving on my car insurance premiums upto 40%. These may help you in case you are planning to buy a new car or renewing your insurance.

When purchasing a new car, buy directly from the insurer not through dealer

When buying a new car, you are least bothered about insurance terms offered. Dealers make a huge margin on these extra services claiming that they will be responsible for the claims etc., although not entirely true.

Comparison of insurance premiums for Hyundai Creta SX(O) Diesel version as on Aug 2018
(Source: Carwale and Coverfox)

Hyundai Creta comparison

While the dealer price is ₹67,603,  Bharti Axa offers the same at ₹41,123 if bought directly from them. 40% LESS!!
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Driverless Car in Namma Bengaluru

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You probably landed on this link via my original facebook post about testing of autonomous car in Namma Bengaluru.

Of course, If anybody doesn’t fall for a prank, it would be on April 1. So, I posted this 2 days later.
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My TWO Cents and ZERO F***s about Bitcoin rally

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Zero fucks for Bitcoin rally
“Damn! I should have invested some money in Bitcoin 4 years back.”

“Banks will lose their control. Bitcoin is the next big thing. I should have done it before”

If one is not living in a cave, these are some of the stuff that one must be hearing recently. I haven’t invested in any cryptocurrency and I wouldn’t be doing that anytime soon. As the title of the post suggests, I have my own reasons to do so.

Not exactly a real currency

Real currencies are regulated and guaranteed by a federal body, while cryptocurrencies are valued based on the intelligence of the crowd. I am not exactly a fan of governments’ economic policies but I would definitely prefer it over intelligence of the crowd.

USD has its value because the world trusts the currency and is a de facto currency for carrying out important transactions of the world, including oil. If someone thinks Bitcoin or any other cryptocurrency can bring in such level of trust, I suggest you invest half your net worth in it. All the very best.
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Reserve at ₹0 , Pay later –

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Yet another first from the leading OTA. You can now reserve your room at goibibo for free and choose to pay at a later date.

Animation of Reserve now

We saw that our bookings were too skewed towards check-ins closer to the booking date, with bulk of the bookings happening for check-ins lesser than 48 hours away from the time of booking.

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